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5 Helpful Tips for Preventing Orthodontic Emergencies

April 17, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 2:07 pm
Orthodontist and patient talking in dental office

Since orthodontic emergencies are relatively rare, there’s a good chance that you’ll make it through your entire teeth-straightening journey without a broken bracket, loose wire, or soft tissue cut. That said, it’s always good to know exactly what you should and shouldn’t do to protect your teeth and braces from harm. With this in mind, keep reading for five helpful tips for preventing orthodontic emergencies!


Wondering If You Can Wear Braces Twice? Here’s the Answer!

February 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 5:11 pm
Man smiling while talking on the phone at home

Have you heard of Phase 1 orthodontics? In short, it’s designed to help young patients who have a mixture of their baby and permanent teeth address overcrowding, overbites, and the like. That’s why some children get braces as young as seven! Others get braces once they are a bit older (usually around the age of 13). If you fall into either of these camps, and your teeth are now misaligned again, you might be wondering if you can get braces twice. Well, here’s the answer!


5 Must-Have Items for Your Braces Survival Kit

December 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 8:35 pm
a closeup of a patient with braces smiling

Braces are perhaps the most iconic orthodontic treatment around; for generations, these metal brackets and wires have filled out mouths and effectively corrected several smiles. That said, they’re also notorious for being a little difficult to clean and care for, especially when you’re first getting started. One thing that can often help with this is having a braces survival kit at hand—these kits can give you everything you need to ensure that your orthodontic journey is never jeopardized! Here are a few items that you should include in yours.


Useful Tips for Managing Oral Sores with Braces

October 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 8:32 pm
a patient with braces dealing with mouth discomfort

Embarking on the journey to a straighter smile with braces can be an exciting and transformative experience; however, it often comes with its fair share of challenges. One such obstacle that patients with braces must face is oral sores, caused by the metal rubbing against the mouth’s soft tissues. These discomforting sores can make the process more painful than it needs to be; but with the right knowledge and care, they can easily be managed and even prevented altogether. Continue reading below to learn a little more about these sores, along with some helpful at-home tips you can use to keep your orthodontic journey as comfortable as possible.


4 Must-Ask Questions During Your First Orthodontic Appointment

August 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 4:00 pm
a patient attending an orthodontic appointment

If you’ve finally decided to begin your orthodontic journey, you’re probably feeling pretty eager to begin working towards a healthier, more attractive, and optimally functional smile. However, it never hurts to be prepared and arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible about the treatment; after all, you’re going to be spending quite a bit of time with your appliance in the near future! Here are a few must-ask questions that you should bring with you to your first orthodontic appointment so that you can get the answers you need to confidently embark down this path.


Can the Color of My Rubber Bands Make My Teeth Seem Whiter?

June 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 5:30 pm
a closeup of a mouth with braces

If you’ve just received braces, you’re probably feeling a lot of different emotions—for starters, you’re likely very excited to finally be kicking off your orthodontic journey! However, you might also have concerns about your smile’s appearance during treatment; after all, the metal brackets and wires are quite noticeable, and you might be worried that they’ll dampen the splendor of your pearly whites! But did you know that you can actually accentuate the whiteness of your teeth by selecting certain colors for the rubber bands that accompany your braces? Keep reading to learn more!


Braces-Friendly Lunch Ideas for Your Child

April 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 9:55 pm
a child eating lunch at school

If you had braces when you were younger, you probably remember the long list of dietary guidelines and restrictions that you were supposed to follow—and perhaps many of your favorites, including fresh popcorn, crisp apples and carrots, and many other items were entirely off-limits! The same goes for your child if they have braces, which means that as a diligent parent, you should want to help your little one stick to the rules and avoid setting back their orthodontic progress. Here are some braces-friendly lunch ideas to inspire you!


Tips for Getting Your Invisalign Treatment Back on Track

February 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 12:26 am
a patient smiling and holding their Invisalign aligner

Invisalign is one of the hottest cosmetic treatments around! These awesome aligners are able to correct crooked teeth in a convenient and subtle manner. And when compared to traditional braces, they’re much more comfortable to wear! That said, Invisalign doesn’t come without complications and some patients struggle to stay on track with their treatment progress; after all, wearing your aligners every day is a big commitment. Here are some tips to keep your treatment on track if you’ve noticed yourself beginning to slip up lately.


4 Ways to Extend the Lifespan of Your Retainer

December 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 8:05 pm
Closeup of woman putting on her blue retainer

Wearing your retainer might seem a little inconvenient at first. However, this best practice plays a crucial role in preventing orthodontic relapse (the phenomenon where your teeth begin to drift back into their previous positions). While retainers typically last anywhere from 5-7 years, their lifespan rests heavily on how well you care for them. Keep reading to learn a few helpful tips!


Here’s Why You Should Be Thankful for Straight Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lansara Simply Ortho @ 4:12 pm
Woman smiling for selfie with family at Thanksgiving

Whether you just got braces or are well into your orthodontic treatment, your teeth might not quite be straight yet. That doesn’t mean you can’t start being thankful now, though! In fact, focusing on all of the benefits that they provide can help keep you motivated throughout your time with braces. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there’s no time like the present to do so too. So, keep reading to learn four reasons to be thankful for straight teeth.

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